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Areas of Expertise

Primary Expertise: Public horticulture

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Bambridge, Kirsti

Director of Outreach

Partnerships for Parks

kirsti.bambridge@parks.nyc.gov

Office Contact Information

830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065

(646) 934-9457

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Certified Gardener / Master Gardener

Benepe, Adrian

Senior Vice President & Director of City Park Development

The Trust for Public Land

adrian.benepe@tpl.org

Office Contact Information

666 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10012

(212) 574-6848

(917) 444-2423

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Burgess, Caroline

Director

Stonecrop Gardens

www.stonecrop.org

garden@stonecrop.org

Office Contact Information

81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring, NY 10516

(845) 265-2000

(845) 265-2405

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Horticulturist

Rock gardens

Castro, Yvette

Administrative Parks and Recreation Manager, Horticulture

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Griffin, Kaitilin

NYC Parks Gardener - Hester Street Park House

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

kaitilin.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

Office Contact Information

830 Fifth Avenue, The Arsenal
New York, NY 10065

(212) 360-8240

(212) 360-1329

(646) 326-4910

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Rooftop / terrace gardening

Botanical artist / illustrator

Gunther, Bram

Chief Deputy Commissioner of NRG, Forestry, Horticulture

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

www.nycgovparks.org

bram.gunther@parks.nyc.gov

Office Contact Information

Olmsted Center, Flushing Meadows
Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 760-6800

(646) 305-2525

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Landscape architect / architect

Plant conservation

Hurkin-Torres, Jean

Seasonal Gardener

The Battery Conservancy

jeanhurkintorres@earthlink.net

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Public gardens

Garden installation

Murphy, Kylie

Director of Capital Contracts

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

kylie.murphy@parks.nyc.gov

Office Contact Information

117-02 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 760-6853

(646) 717-3860

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Landscape architect / architect

Landscape contracting

Newgarden, Robert

Gardener (Brooklyn Central Horticulture)

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

rnewgarden@gmail.com

Office Contact Information

95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 965-7705

(718) 727-4770

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Arborist, ISA-certified

Horticulturist

O'Neill, Anne

Director of Horticulture

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

anneoneillgardens@gmail.com

Office Contact Information

75 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

(212) 267-9700

(718) 404-8597

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Public gardens

Composting

Odessey, Phyllis

Director of Horticulture

Randall's Island Park Alliance

randallsisland.org

phyllis.odessey@randallsisland.org

Office Contact Information

Icahn Stadium, 20 Randall's Island
New York, NY 10035

(917) 301-4012

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Public gardens

Landscape design / garden design

Parks Volunteer Coordinators' Roundtable, New York City

Parks Volunteer Coordinators' Roundtable of New York City

volunteerroundtable@gmail.com

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Shaffer, Jennifer

Director of Horticulture

Broadway Mall Association

www.broadwaymall.org

jshaffer@broadwaymall.org

Office Contact Information

2095 Broadway, Suite #403
New York, NY 10023

(212) 491-6470

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Landscape design / garden design

Public gardens

Tower, Lynda

Vice President of Park Operations

Riverside Park Conservancy

https://riversideparknyc.org/

lynda@riversideparknyc.org

Office Contact Information

475 Riverside Drive, Suite #455
New York, NY 10115

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Ecological restoration / design

Native plants

Valenta, Tara

Senior Landscape Architect

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

tara.valenta@parks.nyc.gov

Office Contact Information

Olmsted Center - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 760-6774

(201) 741-5790

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Landscape architect / architect

Landscape contracting

Webb, Nina

Horticultural Supervisor

Riverside Park Conservancy

www.riversideparknyc.org

Corneliawebb212@gmail.com

Office Contact Information

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 455
New York, NY 10115

(646) 382-4721

Primary Expertise:

Public horticulture

Other areas of expertise:

Urban forestry / greening

Ecological restoration / design